Category Archives: Basics

How to alter your diet for gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is generally a short lived condition as it only occurs in pregnant women because her body cannot produce enough insulin to compensate for the needs of the baby in the womb. Since symptoms are typically absent or extremely mild, pregnant women are often screened for high blood glucose levels, that said, women afflicted… Read More »

Glucose Control Though Pregnancy

Glucose levels can differ throughout a pregnancy Blood glucose control is among the most significant things to control throughout a pregnancy. Tight blood glucose control, serves to guarantee the greatest chance of a successful pregnancy. Diabetes control is imperative for individuals who have diabetes going into their pregnancy and in addition individuals who become diabetic… Read More »

Traveling with Diabetes

Diabetes shouldn’t control your life, but you always need to be mindful of it, and traveling is no exception. Remember that you are on vacation, but your diabetes isn’t On vacation people tend to indulge, be it food or drink  That is fine and well, but your body isn’t going to change how it copes… Read More »

The basics of sugar

Monosaccharides: Fructose: (fruit sugar, levulose) One of the two most common naturally occurring dietary sugars, as it is primarily found in fruits. It does not often cause large spikes in glucose levels. Glucose: (corn sugar, dextrose) Another common natural sugar. The body creates glucose by digestion and breaking down carbohydrates into glucose, and can build… Read More »

The TLC Diabetic Diet

Part cholesterol treatment, part diabetes diet, the TLC diet is often coupled with greater exercise and weightloss goals.As with any diabetic diet there is a great emphasis on keeping an eye on what you consume, and reading labels. <!–more–> Firstly, under 200mg of Cholesterol should be consumed, as this is a low cholesterol diet. Fat… Read More »